3rd Class English Spellings Spellings

Spellings

Category : 3rd Class

Amazing Facts

There are only three ?eed? words- exceed, proceed, succeed.  

 

Poem on Spelling and Pronunciation

Author not known,

I take it you already know OF TOUGH and BOUGH and COUGH and DOUGH.

Others may stumble but not you ON HICCOUGH, THOROUGH, LOUGH and THROUGH Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,

To learn of less familiar traps, Beware of HEARD, a dreadful word

That looks like BED, not BEAD. For goodness sake, don't call it DEED! Watch out for MEAT and GREAT and THREAT:

They rhyme with SUITE and STRAIGHT and DEBT.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This lesson will help you to:

  • prepare your spellings and make you comfortable
  • support our skill level and learn spellings in multiple
  • understand the need of live interaction and importance of audio to memorize the words.  

QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW

  • Spelling problems are very common, even the brightest student struggle with spellings.
  • There are two ways through which children memorize spellings either by decoding the words or by memorizing the whole word.  

 

SOME RULES OF SPELLING

Rule No.1: I before E, except after C It helps to spell words such as receive, chief, achieve

Rule No. 2: Dropping final E Drop the final ?e? if the ending begins with a vowel- advancing, surprising.

Rule No. 3: Dropping final Y When adding and ending to a word that ends with 'y? to ?i? is, if it is preceded by a consonant. Worry becomes worries. Supply becomes supplies. Merry becomes merrier.  

Rule No. 4: Doubling final consonant When adding an ending to a word that end in a consonant, the consonant gets doubled in many situations if not always. Submit becomes submitting. Flap becomes flapping.    

 

WORKING ON YOU SPELLINGS

  • One must work with commitment to improve his/ her
  • Keep a dictionary at hand.
  • Prepare a list of words you have trouble with.      

 

METHODS USED TO LEARN SPELLINGS

  • There is no universal rule or method to improve your spelling skills.
  • Learning spelling by rote (cramming) is a traditional method of elementary education.
  • Regular spelling tests help to assess spelling skills. Free spelling tests are available on internet.  

 

BRITISH VS AMERICAN SPELLING

We usually get confused when we see the spelling of "colour" with the omission of "u". Some other British and American spelt words are-

 

 

Historical Preview

English spelling was first developed in 7th century. In 1066, Norman French became the official language of England.  

 

SIGHT MEMORIZING APPROACH

  • There's a good progress when we start sight memorizing words because early books have lots of pictures, images etc.
  • Eventually, the text gets more complex and this strategy gets harder and harder.
  • We usually feel that memorizing a word is easier than trying to decode them.  

 

HOW DO WE LEARN TO SPELL? 

  • We begin by writing strings of letters or symbols. 
  •    Then we start by writing a few of the sounds in words that are easily detected.
  • That becomes one reason to invent spelling by sound.  

 

SOME MISSPELLINGS

  • Google? misspelt as googol for registering their trademark before someone pointed out the error.
  • Ovaltine- a popular bedtime drink in UK and Australia came about after it was misspelled as ovomaltine.  

 

WONDERS OF SPELLING

  • You can spell out 1 to 99 without using A.
  • More words in English begin with anS than with any other letter.
  • Uruguay is the only country that has the same letter three times in its name.
  • The word misspell recently featured as the most frequently misspelled word.

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